Because every now and den Nu Yoak needs a snow day…

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March 2nd, 2009… the New York City public school system — the largest in the country — announced a snow day for its 1.1 million students for the first time in five years. “Even though the schools are closed, the snow hasn’t put a chill on our spirit,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said at a news conference on Monday.

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Mr. Bloomberg said the city had dispatched more than 2,000 sanitation workers to salt roads and operate 1,400 plows on the nearly 6,000 miles of New York City streets.

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“To plow our streets, it’s like plowing from here to Los Angeles and back.” – Bloomberg

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Photos courtesy of the NY Times

Photos courtesy of the NY Times

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